The student news site of Glenbard South High School in Glen Ellyn, Illinois

The Independent

The student news site of Glenbard South High School in Glen Ellyn, Illinois

The Independent

The student news site of Glenbard South High School in Glen Ellyn, Illinois

The Independent

Scott Backovich, the founder of ENVOLVE, presents to student leaders from all four Glenbard schools. Source: Chris Strobel

ENVOLVE Student Leadership Conference

Ella Pope, School News Editor November 29, 2023

     This fall, ENVOLVE, a student leadership program created by Scott Backovich, visited Glenbard South. Through an exciting presentation filled with engaging activities, he taught students from all...

The preschool students pictured here on Halloween, the students visited classrooms around South trick or treating at each class.

Little Raider’s Preschool: Child Development at Glenbard South

Emma Pekkarinen, Editor In Chief November 27, 2023

Child Development is a class dedicated to learning about children’s development through the Little Raider’s Preschool at south. While the class is focused on the growth and development of the preschoolers-...

First Friendsgiving for the Raiders

Maggie Falkenberg, Social Media Manager November 27, 2023

Although Thanksgiving is often overlooked in preparation for the festive winter season, many people in November take time to come together with their closest friends- in addition to their families. Surprisingly,...

The full cast and crew of “The Trojan Women” (Source: Nate Wallace)

South’s Theater Department Immerses Audiences in the City of Troy with “The Trojan Women”

Kaitlyn Urbanowicz, School News Writer November 15, 2023

          On November 14th, 15th and 16th the Glenbard South Theater Department will perform its second show of the 2023-24 season, a play titled “The Trojan Women”. Originally written by Euripides...

The Creative Writing Club shows off their Lit Mag.

The Creative Writing Club at Glenbard South

Lizzie Pekkarinen, Editor October 25, 2023

     “It’s a very fun-filled club,” said Leilani Benson, a member of Creative Writing Club, “where you can naturally be yourself.” The Creative Writing Club is a warm and welcoming group...

Glenbard South 2023-2024 schedule, Source: Glenbard South Website

Raider Hour Welcomes the School Year

Ella Cottman, School News Writer September 26, 2023

The school year has begun and so has a new schedule at Glenbard South. In May of 2023, Principal Santee introduced a new schedule for the upcoming year. Students were able to give their input to see how...

Glenbard South’s rented chiller parked at school. Source: Maggie Falkenberg

South’s Air Conditioning Scare

Maggie Falkenberg, School News Writer September 26, 2023

The start of mid-August not only brings the start of school but warm temperatures that reach into the nineties.  The building’s air conditioning becomes crucial for keeping teachers and students comfortable,...

The full cast and crew of Rainbow Fish. Source: Nate Heim

Rainbow Fish: South’s Theatre Department Makes a Splash With a Student Director

Ella Pope, School News Editor September 13, 2023

Each year, Glenbard South does three separate theater productions. This year’s first show, Rainbow Fish, is different as it is the first student directed and designed show at Glenbard South. Student...

Caption: Czerchlanski has had a remarkable first year filled with passion and dedication here at Glenbard South. Source: Mrs. Czerchlanski%C2%A0

Mrs. Czerchlanski Brings Heart to Glenbard South

Emma Pekkarinen, School News Writer May 15, 2023

Although Mrs. Brittany Czerchlanski is new to Glenbard South, she brings with her years of experience and an unending passion for her students.  Her first year at Glenbard South but a 10 year educator,...

Lizzie Steele working on set platforms. Photo credit: Lizzie Steele

The Lovely Lizzie Steele

Lizzie Pekkarinen, School News Writer May 15, 2023

“Right when that curtain opens,” said Steele, “is pure magic.” Lizzie Steele is the Student Technical Director in Glenbard South High School’s theater department. She has been a part of the build...

Titles ‘Gender Queer’ and ‘All Boys Aren’t Blue’ to Stay in Circulation in Glenbard Libraries

Emma Pekkarinen, School News Editor May 15, 2023

After months of examination the Ad Hoc Committee for Reconsidering Library Materials voted to keep the titles Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe and All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson in Glenbard libraries....

Drama Honors Society Bids Farewell to the Class of 2023

Kaitlyn Urbanowicz, School News Writer May 15, 2023

As the 2022-23 school year comes to a close, Glenbard South must say goodbye to its current senior class. The unfortunate truth is that many clubs and organizations will be losing valuable members, and...

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